Re: Wanted: Tek 576 computer control Tek module Option card & info



Unfortunately I do not see how this would be possible with a 576 as it is not a logic controlled device it is a mechanical switch controlled device. I would like to see a why to get a computer connected to it for read out and there is some work going on there by others but in terms of a GPIB input for a 576 I do not believe such a thing existed giving the design and internal workings of the curve tracer. I could be wrong and would be interested if I am but it would take a massive undertaking to programmatically control a 576. If I remember correct GPIB is an option on the 300 series though?


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Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:24 PM
Subject: [TekScopes] Wanted: Tek 576 computer control Tek module Option card & info

Apologies if this has already been asked, or is well known:

Is there some Tektronix Option card or module that was made by Tek to operate the Tek 576 Curve Tracer via computer ?
-- If so,

Does anyone have the Board & manual, schematic & photos of this board ?
I would like to do this with my 576.

Please contact me off-list !

I noticed in the recently posted article, that the author describes a little known Tek 576 Option for this:
But, no detailed information.

" ... All of this becomes very handy when the 576 is programmed EXTERNALLY. Many are not aware of this option! So when you remove the hand-operated unit from the bottom right, you can replace it by a card unit. The card unit will automatically do the complete settings, and you will see that on the dot matrix display. With some technical skills, I think it is not even difficult to operate a TEK576 from a computer that way. All you need is the programmable module, it had all connectors. ... "

thank you,

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